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Traditional cuts dominate Dubai Bride Show

04-10-2012 10:38 BJT

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The Dubai bride show wowed audiences with 4 days of fashion shows. Showcasing a range of designers from Arabic to international designs. CCTV correspondent Lourda Sexton reports on the fashion shows and the trends on demand this season at Middle Eastern wedding's.

Iraqi designer Zeena Zaki closed the Dubai bride show in dramatic style. With a burlesque singer introduce her stunning collection of gowns.

Her latest collection, Julea Domani is centered around simplicity and elegance - showcasing 31 gowns.

The audience were wowed with gowns made from a range of fabrics.

Simple, flowing chiffon dresses in a variety colours dominated the show with nude colours common.

And bold colours such as green were a big hit with the audience.

Traditional cuts, high necks as well as capes were displayed.

Diamonds were featured throughout the collection.

Dresses in this collection range from 2,000 to 10,000 US dollars.

Zeena Zaki, designer of Julea Domani By Zeena Zaki, said, "I've seen a very big change this year with my customers. I feel their tastes have changed slightly from last year. They are more into easier dresses not heavy dresses, not so complicated dresses. They like easy to wear, light and comfortable for when she is at a party."

Bold and avant-garde colours were a common theme throughout the four days.

Dantella designs showcased a range of traditional Arabic abaya's and sheilas adorned with yellow, fuchsia and purple colours.

Abaya's are extremely important at wedding in the gulf countries, with ladies only taking them off to reveal their dresses underneath while at female only receptions.

So a big emphasis is put on the abaya - Custom making them to match their dresses underneath.

Arthur Sauva, chief designer of Dantella Designs, said, "Before ladies used to wear straight abays without colour. Now they are opting to wear belts, inside the dress and outside the dress to accentuate or hide the figure. Depends on who is wearing it. I am now experimenting with materials. With my show now having most materials made from french fabric that doesn't become sheer."

Romanian designers and companies were a newcomer to this years fair. Showcasing a range of dramatically designed bridal gowns.

Full bodies, diamonds, stones and extravagance were on the display at the show.

Gowns were elegant yet covered up to suit the demands of Arabic women here.

Mihaela Savu, chairman of Ducessa, said, "We tried to make it feminine but at the same time shiny. It's a bit different world here than our world. Tried to make it more shiny, with more diamonds and more stones. Put an emphasis on that."

Designs at this year's fair showed the maturity of the Dubai bridal market. With designers fully aware that Emirati brides are very clued into international fashion trends.

CCTV's Lourda Sexton said, "This years show focuses on dresses that are simple yet elegant. But tradition also plays a key part. But a Middle Eastern bride wouldn't have it without a little bling on her dress."


Editor:Liu Fang |Source: CNTV.CN

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